Wamp-Fleischmann Contest Highlights Election Day Ballot

Thursday, August 7, 2014
Ruth and Tim Hathcock leave the Brainerd BX after voting
Ruth and Tim Hathcock leave the Brainerd BX after voting
- photo by Wes Schultz

Voters go to the polls today with an effort by Weston Wamp to unseat Third District  Rep. Chuck Fleischmann getting much of the attention.

The Wamp camp will be awaiting the results at headquarters on Frazier Avenue in North Chattanooga, while the Fleischmann watch will be at the Kitchen at Union Square on MLK Boulevard.

There will also be a celebration event at Republican headquarters at Main and Chestnut.

Another closely watched race will be the Fourth District Congress seat in which state Senator Jim Tracy and several others are trying to win the post held by Rep. Scott DesJarlais.

Tommy Crangle and Patsy Hazlewood are contending for the House 27 seat vacated by Richard Floyd.

Chattanooga voters will decide whether a controversial Domestic Partner Ordinance will stay on the books.

Rep. Vince Dean is trying to take the Criminal Court clerk's office long held by Gwen Tidwell, while assistant prosecutor Steve Smith is seeking to defeat Public Defender Ardena Garth.

Attorney Rex Sparks is running against General Sessions Court Judge Christie Mahn Sell. Juvenile Judge Rob Philyaw is opposed by Yolanda Echols Mitchell.

In County Commission contests, Republican Tim Boyd is trying to hold onto his District 8 seat. Kenny Smith is the Democratic candidate.

Vocal School Board member Rhonda Thurman is carrying out a write-in campaign against surprise GOP winner Randy Fairbanks in District 1.

Republican Chester Bankston has opposition from Melinda Bone in District 9.

Former Commissioner John Allen Brooks is challenging District 6 Commissioner Joe Graham.

Sabrena Turner, Republican, is facing Democrat Ezra Maize in District 7 to take the seat long held by Larry Henry.

Jim Fields and Marty Haynes were unopposed, while Greg Beck and Warren Mackey are going back into office.

Richard Ford, Independent, opposes County Mayor Jim Coppinger.

Oscar Brock and Ballard Scearce Jr. are trying to gain a seat on the School Board by defeating incumbent Joe Galloway in District 6.

Jim Watson is running against incumbent Greg Martin in District 3.

There are several contenders for seats vacated by Mike Evatt and Jeffrey Wilson.

Samevelyn Rock is on the ballot against incumbent David Testerman in District 8.

Cris Helton and Ryan Hanzelik are seeking the East Ridge judgeship along with incumbent Arvin Reingold. Patricia Cassidy and Richard "Cubby" Owens are running for the new post of East Ridge court clerk.

Harry Miller III opposes Judge Kevin Wilson in Collegedale.

For the Lookout Mountain Commission, there are five spots and six candidates. They are Carol Mutter, Don Stinnett, James Bentley Jr., Walker Jones, Ernie Minges and Brooke Pippenger.

Over 21,000 voted early in Hamilton County.



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